Study on Rollover Prevention of Heavy-Duty Vehicles by Using Flywheel Energy Storage Systems

  • Suda Yoshihiro
  • Huh Junhoi
  • Aki Masahiko
  • Shihpin Lin
  • Ryoichi Takahata
  • Naomasa Mukaide
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33805-2_57

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 197)
Cite this paper as:
Yoshihiro S., Junhoi H., Masahiko A., Lin S., Takahata R., Mukaide N. (2013) Study on Rollover Prevention of Heavy-Duty Vehicles by Using Flywheel Energy Storage Systems. In: SAE-China, FISITA (eds) Proceedings of the FISITA 2012 World Automotive Congress. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 197. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This paper deals with rollover prevention of a vehicle using a flywheel. The authors have been proposed to use a flywheel as a stabilizer for a heavy vehicle by using gyroscopic effect. A typical flywheel is composed of a rotating disk and gimbals which absorb the gyroscopic effect while supporting the rotor. To produce the gyroscopic effect to stabilize the heavy vehicle, the proposed system constrains a gimbal when the roll of the vehicle becomes large and reach beyond the threshold value. The stability of the heavy vehicle with the proposed flywheel system is examined by multibody dynamics simulations and the experiment. It was found that the proposed control system is effective for rollover prevention.

Keywords

Flywheel battery system Rollover prevention Heavy-duty vehicle Gyro effect Experiment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suda Yoshihiro
    • 1
  • Huh Junhoi
    • 1
  • Aki Masahiko
    • 1
  • Shihpin Lin
    • 1
  • Ryoichi Takahata
    • 2
  • Naomasa Mukaide
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Industrial ScienceThe University of TokyoJapan
  2. 2.JTEKT CorporationJapan

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